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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Cloudsmoker View Post
Been using Canola oil - thinking that it holds better together at higher temps.
My real recommendation is to cover yourself with clothes you don't care about. I generally seem to get it everywhere.
I use Pam, which is just canola oil. Just make sure that you get the pit up over 400* for at least an hour. The smoke point for Canola oil is 400*. What you are doing is turning the liquid oil into a solid through carbonization. Same process for seasoning cast iron cookware. Whatever oil you use, make sure you cure it at a temp higher than the smoke point of the oil. Here is a reference I use for oils I use in seasoning cast iron:
22" WSM, Brinkman Smoke N' Pit "He Hate Me" & Various UDS Parts
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